Apr 24, 2011 4:29am
I've been listening to this show quite a bit the past 2 years. Just wanted to throw it out there incase anyone hadnt heard it. Recording wise this is one of those shows that are just perfect IMO.This is what it's all about recording wise. Everything from the cymbals to phils bass is clearly heard IMO.
1st set Highlights: ROR, me and my uncle>big river, BEW, MNS
The ramble on rose is one of the best I've ever heard. (I'd love suggestions, i've been wanting to make a thread dedicated to this song. When i found this show, It used to be one i'd skip everytime, now i'm looking for that best version. :))
They quickly tease staying alive before they go into a mea nd my uncle > big river. Big river being the best of the two. Jerry's leads are particularly neat in this version.
BEW, and MNS are good versions too, MNS is always a good 1st set closer.
Passenger has some neat slide in it, but i'm not really a fan of the tune overall.
2nd set highlights: Scarlet > Fire > Good Lovin', Terrapin, Werewolves of london.
It's partytime opening the 2nd set, The scarlet begonias > fire on the mountain transition is very tasteful.. Jerry and bob's guitar "swirling" build up right before the transition is pretty neat. Then once they get into fire bob pulls the slide back out and messes around for a bit. pretty neat. After the last chorus, before the final solo Jerry says "let it burn!" Deffinately kicking it up a notch so they can go right into a well played Good Lovin' by everyone.
It's amazing how they can finish rocking out goodlovin', and start off terrapin totally quiet and mellow, only to bring back that intensity later on in terrapin. Terrpain isn't particularly a standout version to me, but it's definately awesome. the drums standout to me.
Werewolves of london is slow, and pretty iffy. But the dead didnt cover songs to play them perfectly. They were just for fun! It must have been awesome to hear an unexpected cover back then!
Everyone have a happy easter!